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Resident Newsletter November 2023

Our Nation's Veterans 

Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is your chance to recognize and thank those who have served our country. Veterans live all over the U.S., but Alaska, Virginia and Wyoming are the states with the highest percentage of veterans within their borders.

A Scrumptious Season

"Food is better in November than any other time of the year." -Cynthia Flint

Colonial Heights Annual Housekeeping

This year, the annual housekeeping dates are as follows:

  • Monday, November 6th, and Tuesday, November 7th, 2023:
    • Please be sure to have your front screen doors unlocked on these dates so that your Property Manager and Maintenance will have access to your units.

Rent-change schedule for December all rent-change requests must be turned in to your property manager by Monday, November 13th, in order to have your rent adjusted for December 2023.

Gaffney Housing Authority Office - Closing Dates

The Gaffney Housing Authority Office will be closed for the following dates in November beginning with Wednesday, November 22nd and Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 for Thanksgiving. 

2023 Scholarship Winner!!!

Aariona Bates is the recipient of the 2023 Carolinas Council of Housing Redevelopment and Code Officials (CCHRCO) and Triangle Community Foundation Endowment Fund Scholarship. Ms. Bates is a Freshman at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Newsletter Contest Winner

The Gaffney Housing Authority was recognized and received 2nd place in the 2023 Newsletter contest this year at our annual conference. The contest was categorized from large to small housing authorities in both North and South Carolina. The judges chose the winners for each category based on how informative information was provided and appearance, as well as clarity for the residents about all current and upcoming events for their housing authorities throughout the year.

Honor Veterans Day

Important Numbers

Central Office 864.489.3193
Emergency Maintenance 864.489-3193
TTY# 864.487.9460
Fire, Police, Ambulance 911
Lisa Dewberry - Property Manager
Beltline Courts 864.489.3193
Colonial Heights 864.488.1085
Geraldine Bullock - Property Manager
Limestone Courts 864.489.1042
Bonnie Sanford - Property Manager
Granard Courts 864.488.1179

Stack Your Way to Success

Most of us enjoy tips and tricks that make our lives healthier and more efficient. What if there were an easy way to make your chores less of a hassle and your habits more productive?

There is! It's called habit stacking. Our brains function using a strong network of connected neurons. Daily habits, such as waking up to brew coffee, taking a shower in the morning, or watching an episode of your favorite show with supper, are solidified in your schedule and brain. To give yourself the best chance at creating new habits, build off these already existing ones.

Keep your home clean by wiping down the bathroom sink after you wash your face or doing the dishes directly after a meal. Spend less money on takeout by prepping your lunch while your coffee brews. Or improve your health by putting on workout clothes as soon as you get home from work or saying something you're grateful for when you get into bed at night. One helpful formula to begin habit stacking is: "After/before (current habit), I will (new habit)."

Forming new habits can take time, so be kind to yourself. Monitor your progress, and don't be afraid to adjust your goals if you're struggling to make them stick. Be specific, yet simple, so you are more likely to settle into new routines.

Featured Recipe

Savory Cheese Balls

Impress holiday guests with these easy and elegant appetizers.


  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped


  1. Cut each cream cheese block into three sections. Roll each portion into a ball. In a small bowl, combine caraway seeds, poppy seeds, and half of the minced garlic. In a second bowl, combine parsley, thyme, rosemary, and remaining garlic. In a third bowl, combine cranberries and pecans.
  2. Roll two cheese balls in the seed mixture, another two in the herb mixture, and the last two in the cranberry mixture.
  3. Serve cheese balls with crackers or fresh vegetables.
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Wit and Wisdom

  • "I don't spend time wondering what might be next; I just focus on trying to savor every day." -Trisha Yearwood
  • "Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly." -Sammy Davis Jr.
  • "Turn the preparing of food into a communal affair ... When the cooking is finished, eat together around the table with the electronic gadgets switched off so you can savor the food and let the conversation flow." -Carl Honore
  • "Sometimes we need the salt of tears to remind us how to savor the sweetness of life." -Lysa TerKeurst
  • "Photography is about savoring life at 11100th of a second." -Marc Riboud
  • "Savor the day and be good to yourself, love yourself, and then you can be good to others and be of service to others." -Charlotte Rae
  • "The way to develop the habit of savoring is to pause when something is beautiful and good ... then totally immerse in the experience of savoring it." -Tara Brach
  • "One can never truly savor success until first tasting adversity." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "The bonds we create in the household are the most important and lasting. Savor them; they're sacred." -Rainn Wilson

Contact Information

O 864-489-3193
F 864-487-9460
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
7:00am – 5:00pm
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Mailing: PO Box 1477
Gaffney, SC 29342